Accession Number : AD0641504

Title :   RELATIVISTIC EFFECT ON THE CLASSICAL DOPPLER SHIFT: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Blau,Edmund J.

Report Date : 10 FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The classical problem of the Doppler shift of radiation transmitted between two bodies moving relative to each other took on a new aspect with the advent of the Space Age in 1957. When measurements are made between the earth and an artificial satellite, the distance between the objects is large enough so that the finite time of propagation of a signal between the two must be taken into account. The classical equations for the Doppler effect must accordingly be modified or generalized to take into account this relativistic effect. While the concept of simultaneity in relation to measurement at a distance was not neglected in earlier papers on relativity, the recent practical importance of the problem has given rise to a number of new papers in which the theoretical and mathematical aspects of the Doppler effect are examined critically in the light of relativity theory. It is these new investigations which form the subject matter of the present bibliography. The references included were obtained from Physics Abstracts and Electrical Engineering Abstracts and the period covered was 1956 through 1963. The abstracts were taken from the abstract journals, as noted, except for that of Article 10, which was written by the compiler.

Descriptors :   (*BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *DOPPLER EFFECT), (*RELATIVITY THEORY, DOPPLER EFFECT), ABSTRACTS, PHYSICS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

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